Sahira Kortam, DDS, MSc, MS
It's all about your smile!
Hello patients! Would you like to visit with your favorite Snow Queen 👸 right in your living room? Well on Saturday, May 9th you can, compliments of Ashburn Orthodontics! Chat, read stories or sing along with your favorite songs! ❄️Individual sign-up time slots are available between 11am-1pm. Get yours today! ➡️ bit.ly/AshburnOrtho-Princess-MeetandGreet
Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees or flowers in your own yard this year! Kids will love getting to play in the dirt and you’ll be doing your part in helping the environment.
Congratulations to Dr. Sahira Kortam on her American Board of Orthodontics recertification. A board certified Orthodontist has reached a distinct level of achievement that goes beyond licensure required. Board Certification is confirmation of an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care.
This is Every Kid Healthy Week! It’s a great opportunity to teach your children about eating right and exercising their bodies and minds. Here are some great ideas to get you started: https://bit.ly/3akKKXq
If your braces/aligners are irritating your lips/cheeks or creating sores, wax will be your go-to. Just cover the irritating area of your braces with it. And you can make a saltwater solution by mixing one teaspoon of salt with warm water. Swish the rinse around in your mouth before spitting it out to soothe your mouth. Repeat throughout the day.
Rotated bracket? No problem! Dr. Kortam shows you how to manage this common issue.
Do you have a bracket loose? Learn what to do in this helpful video!
Ever wonder what rubber bands do? They keep the wire in the bracket! Learn more here:
Is your power chain off the bracket? Dr. K says to give it a trim to solve the problem.
Spring break vacations have been postponed, but that doesn't mean you can't travel the world virtually! TravelZoo put together a list of sights you can visit from the comfort of your couch. Take a tour of The Louvre or see the animals in the San Diego Zoo: https://bit.ly/2xvSRBO
Have a blessed holiday filled with happiness, love and faith.
Today's tip! If you have a MARA, taket he rubber band off if it's irritating, or snip it if you need to.
We ordered extra aligners for our patients. Special thank you to UPS for still delivering & Invisalign for the extra aligners! Please contact us to pick your aligners. You can text us 703-229-9469. Stay safe! #ups #invisalign
Today’s National Sibling Day! You may not be able to see your sister or brother in person today, but you can still tag them below and let them know you love them.
In this video Dr. Kortam explains a Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance (MARA). Check it out!
Wishing you joy and many blessings at Passover and throughout the year!
Today's tip for at-home management of orthodontic appliances: Does your retainer feel tight? Trim across the top to alleviate pressure! Learn how!
Dr. Kortam has tips for at-home management of orthodontic appliances when we can't see one another in person. One common challenge is a plastic retainer that's bothering you. Dr. K says to give it a trim! Learn how here:
Dr. Kortam is now seeing all of her patients for appointments virtually!
➡️If you don't already have one, please text our office cell phone at 703-229-9469 to schedule yours.⬅️
What to expect during the appointment:
✔️Dr. Kortam will check on your or your child’s bite to identify compliancy with rubber band wear, as well as if the size, pattern or number of hours of wear needs adjustment.
✔️She will check oral hygiene and provide guidance for the areas that might need improvement.
✔️She will look to see that the teeth alignment is on track.
If you or your child wear aligners, she will check on the progress of your treatment and assess your need for more aligners.
How it works:
✔️Dr. Kortam will call you from the office cell phone (703-229-9469) and will request to FaceTime if you have an iPhone, or use WhatsApp video if you have an Android.
✔️Bring 2 plastic spoons with you to retract your lips and cheeks for better assessment of your teeth.
✔️The images are Dr. Kortam's daughter demonstrating!!!
This is our treatment coordinator Devon and she is a Professional Princess who wants to give back to the community during this time of need, sharing her magic through virtual Princess Meet & Greet’s! It’s completely FREE, although of course gratuity is greatly appreciated. 💗 She sings with you, tells stories, answered questions, and will captivate your kiddos. 🥰 Get your time slot now, before they all fill up! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090b49afa62ea02-virtual
Take a break from Paw Patrol or SpongeBob and have your kids watch their favorite children’s authors read their own stories or teach them how to draw! https://bit.ly/2UdkGIi
weareteachers.com Get reading and writing!
A fixed retainer pertains to the wire that is bonded to the back of your teeth after treatment. If this comes loose you can clip it with sterilized nail clippers and use a nail file to buffer the sharp edge. If you have taken it off make sure you practice good retainer wear so your teeth do not shift.
With everyone self-isolating, many are feeling the effects of loneliness. Pick up your smartphone and video chat with you family, friends and older relatives. They’ll love to hear from you and it will do wonders for you too!
What a beautiful rainbow right now! A great reminder that after a storm comes beautiful things!
Anna is enjoying the outdoors! She loves hiking. And our very talented Anna loves painting too, she’s doing painting by numbers. What are you doing during this time?
It’s good to have some laughs with your family during this time. Here’s a fun list of simple and playful pranks to play on your children today: Kid-friendly April Fools' Day pranks that are cute, not mean https://on.today.com/2ww1jkB
Virtual appointments via FaceTime from home! That’s how I’m spending my morning. It’s great to still be able to connect with our patients 😍
Today is National Doctors Day! We want to take this time to thank the doctors, as well as nurses and all of the other health care professionals, for being on the front lines. We appreciate all that you are doing to help us during this time.
We miss all our patients❤️ We are seeing emergencies only & doing curbside delivery of aligners. If you need rubber bands or wax & can’t pick them up at certain times so we left some on the door for you! Stay safe!
Are you looking for new things to do while at home? Forbes put out an incredible list of virtual trips, new art projects and more: 101+ Ideas To Keep Your Kids Busy During Coronavirus Closures https://bit.ly/39XHkdb Let us know if you do any of these or if you have suggestions of your own.
With the children home, their screen time may be increasing and YouTube Kids is a favorite channel for a lot of them. But is it safe? Read Common Sense Media’s guide to learn more! Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids https://bit.ly/2wa2LZs
Sometimes the tiny elastics on your braces brackets can come loose. If this happens, sterilize a pair of tweezers with alcohol and try to guide the rubber band back in place.
@devon_marie_saunders AKA #anna demonstrates our sheer joy when we can see our patients again! We miss you!!! #coronationday #frozen #parody #fyp
New situations breed new opportunities! 🙌🏻
Dr. Kortam had a unique opportunity to show all 4 of her children how to cook an egg for their very first time yesterday. What a fun, special moment as a Mom! So we were wondering, what new opportunities have you had, at home with your loved ones?
Share with us your new memory and a picture via comment to this post. We will randomly select a winner to receive a $100 AMAZON Gift Card to help you, or for you to gift, during these uncertain times. 💗 #ashburnbraces #letssticktogether #opportunities #newmemories #corona with Sahira Kortam
Scholastic Learn at Home is a great way to keep your kids learning during this time. They offer lesson plans for kids of all ages: Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies https://bit.ly/2Wjxr5k
It’s time to Skate & Celebrate! Enter our giveaway to win a premium party at the Ion International Training Center, which includes skating (skates included), a private room, pizza and soda! This is one giveaway for the Ice Ages!
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Do you want bonus entries to win this cool-as-ice party? Tag or share with your friend and if they enter, you’ll get extra entries! And don’t forget to like our page to find out the winner!
We may not be able to see you for a physical visit during this time, but we want to remind you to continue to wear your aligners as they will keep your teeth in the same position until we can get you a new one. And as always, remember to wash your hands before taking or putting your aligner back into your mouth.
Curbside pick up of your aligners or rubber bands! Just give us a call & we will deliver it curbside!
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#isolation #icequeen #intheoffice @ashburnortho @devon_marie_saunders #thiswillallmakesensewheniamolder
As remote learning and working from home become the new normal for now, it’s important to stay in a routine, including brushing your teeth every morning.
Though we now need to keep more space between us, the message we were holding is still true: We thank you so much for voting for us, making us a finalist for Best Orthodontist in Loudoun County in 2020.
Stay well and stay strong,
The Team at Ashburn Orthodontics
#bestofloudoun2020 #ashburnorthodontics #ortho #ashburnbraces #itsallaboutyoursmile #braces
At Ashburn Orthodontics, we are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care for our patients. Combining cutting edge technologies with outstanding patient care and personalized attention allows us to provide the best orthodontic treatment experience possible. We believe it’s all about your smile.
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